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Reaching Hispanic Gen X

BY RUDY CARRASCO Christian leaders burdened with ministry to Hispanic youth must solve the riddle of Hispanic Generation X. By Hispanic Generation X, I refer to Hispanics living in the United States born between 1961 and 1981. I realize that Gen. X is not just about an age, but rather it’s really about an attitude, […]

Developing a Servant’s Heart

BY ROGER FELIPE There is a heightened concentration today on the subject of leadership. Conferences, books, tapes and sermons abound on the issue. Leadership is expressed in different avenues of life. There is corporate leadership and church leadership. Leadership on the level of student government, and the White House too. Leadership, or the lack there […]

Investing in Your Youth

BY MARVIN JACOBO The young people of your church will catch the cell vision and principles sooner than the adults. Experience has taught us that the older the person, the greater their allegiance to program-driven institutions. In contrast, the young generation has no emotional ties to conventions and agendas. The youth will grab new ministry […]

Unidos Always

BY DR. JESSE MIRANDA Recently I was reading in The Daily Bread, a devotional guide of millions of believers. That day’s selection mentioned that during the El Ni√±o winter storms, the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest region suffered great damage. The writer informs readers how the gale force winds leveled acres of trees; the […]

Boys to Men: A Ceremony to Celebrate

When does a boy become a man? Ask anyone and you will receive a variety of responses. At fifteen years old, one of the local gangs, the Warlords, made me believe that joining their club would make me a man. After I fought several of them in my initiation these guys praised me, made me […]

Misiones y Servicio

BY JEFFREY DE LEON En el ministerio juvenil existen algunas cosas que realmente traerán vida a tu grupo de jòvenes. Las Misiones y el Servicio son ingredientes indispensables para un ministerio juvenil dinámico. La mayoría de nosotros hemos escuchado el reto de la Gran Comisión (Mateo 28:16-20). Hoy en día debemos seriamente considerar como podemos […]

Liderazgo en Accion

PETE CONTRERAS Pete Contreras grew up in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. His parents were married for about four years before they got a divorce. Pete and his brother lived with his dad and his mom soon remarried. In 1970, while only 7, Pete’s mom and half brother were murdered by his mom’s […]

Growing Your Youth Ministry

BY BENNY PEREZ Throughout my years of youth ministry I have had the opportunity to see God grow two local church youth ministries. I write this article not as an expert on growth, but as one who is still learning and growing as well. However, I have seen the Lord grow one ministry from 18 […]

Transforming a Community from the Inside Out

BY ALEXIE M. TORRES When residents of the Soundview section of the Bronx decided that their community had suffered enough from the growing drug trade in their neighborhood, nearly 400 of them rallied in October of 1992 for an anti-drug march, organized and led by the youth group of Holy Cross Church. The marchers, representing […]

Una Amistad que Libera

BY LUCAS LEYS Hay veces que cada uno de nosotros necesitamos experimentar la autoridad de Dios a través de alguien de carne y hueso. Es cierto que es dificil encontrar la persona adecuada para hacerlo pero lo cierto es que cada pastor o lider debería ser alguien tan confiable como para contarle hasta los pecados […]

From the Editor

SHOUT is striving to be a resource for Latino youth leaders who are tired of youth ministry as usual and who desire to take youth ministry to the next level. In fact, H.Y.M.N. (Hispanic Youth Ministry Network) is a network of Latino leaders who are visionary transformational leaders, striving to reclaim what some have called […]

Can Life Partners Work Together?

BY HIRAM AND ELIZABETH RIOS Divorce and separation are rampant. Statistics show that over half of marriages today end in divorce. Unfortunately, these statistics are just as high for evangelicals as the rest of the population. For those of us in ministry, we know how easily the demands of ministry can take their toll on […]

Balancing Marriage and Ministry

BY CHARLIE AND BETTY RIVERA It was a beautiful sunny day and we had just arrived home from Sunday morning service. Our plans were to spend Sunday afternoon together in our apartment eating sandwiches, watching a little TV, and then cozying up to take a short nap before returning to church for the evening service. […]